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New Li-Ion Batteries Will Run Ten Times Longer and Charge Ten Times Quicker

While gadgets improve by leaps and bounds every year, the technology that powers them hasn't. Batteries still suck, unless something comes of this research at Northwestern University that promises new lithium-ion alternatives that charge ten times faster with ten times the capacity. » 11/16/11 10:20am 11/16/11 10:20am

Watching a Robin Williams Movie Makes You Cleverer Than Watching a Quantum Electronics Talk

Who would have guessed that watching a washed-up comedian do his thang would encourage more creativity and cleverness than a few minutes of watching something intelligent? That's the findings from Northwestern University, which studied how people react to a puzzle in different moods. » 6/07/11 11:00am 6/07/11 11:00am

New Prosthetics Let Patients Reach Out and Touch Stuff

Researchers at Northwestern University have developed a way to make people with prosthetic limbs feel by transplanting nerves from the amputated hand into the patient's chest. Though the feeling would be in the chest rather than their arms, the scientists are hopeful that this could lead to prosthetics with sensors… » 11/27/07 1:35pm 11/27/07 1:35pm